Importing and exporting your theme

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John Smith

You can import or export a zip archive of a Help Center theme, containing templates, JavaScript, CSS, and assets.

You must be a Guide Manager to import and export Help Center themes.

Importing a Help Center theme

You can import a zip archive of a Help Center theme, containing templates, JavaScript, CSS, and assets. You can have a maximum of 10 themes total in Guide.

If you want to import a theme from GitHub, see Setting up the GitHub integration with your Guide theme.

To import a theme into your Help Center

  1. In Guide, click the Customize design icon (Customize icon) in the sidebar.

    The Themes page opens.

  2. Click Add new theme in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click Import theme file.

    Add new theme

    The dropdown menu used to add and import themes
  4. Find and select your theme file.

    Your theme files should be in a compressed file.

    The theme is imported and appears on your Themes page.

Exporting a Help Center theme

You can export any of your Help Center theme as a zip archive of templates, JavaScript, CSS, and assets. This enables you to work on it locally, with your own development tools, and check it into version control. To make iterative changes to your theme, see Previewing theme changes locally.

Exporting your theme is the only way to access the manifest.json file for the theme. The manifest file enables you to customize the theme’s branding settings, including colors, fonts, and images (see the Customizing the Settings panel).

To export an existing Help Center theme

  1. In Guide, click the Customize design icon (Customize icon) in the sidebar.

    The Themes page opens.

  2. Hover your mouse over the theme you want to export.
  3. Click the options menu (Theming icon), then select Export.

    Themes menu

    The Themes menu visible after clicking on the Customize link

    The theme is downloaded to your system in a zipped file.

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